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Will "ill Will" Lavin is an award-winning music journalist and TV pundit based in the UK. A proud Hip Hop partisan who loves the culture to its core, some of his favorite rappers include 2Pac, LL Cool J, Eminem, Lloyd Banks, André 3000, Common, Keith Murray, Three 6 Mafia, Drake, Big Sean, Kid Cudi, Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., Royce Da 5'9" and Mac Miller. He loves the NBA and is a longtime Golden State Warriors fan, and is a self-confessed movie nerd. ill Will is HipHopDX's Senior News Editor.

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Bun B & Statik Selektah Announce ‘Trillstatik 2’ & Invite Fans To See It Recorded Live

Bun B and Statik Selektah have reunited to announce their next collaborative album, 'Trillstatik 2,' which is set to be released later this month.

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Quality Control's Coach K Is Now Part Owner Of Bojangles

Quality Control's co-founder Coach K is upping his business portfolio as one of the new owners of Bojangles, one of the south's most popular restaurant chains.

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Nick Cannon Hospitalized With Pneumonia: ‘I Guess I’m Not Superman’

Nick Cannon has been hospitalized with pneumonia, but he's let fans know that he's ok and it's nothing that the entertainment mogul "can't handle."

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Lil Nas X Equals Post Malone & Swae Lee’s Historic Chart Record

Lil Nas X keeps the record-breaking moments coming, this time equalling a mammoth chart feat recently set by Post Malone and Swae Lee.

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Hitmaka On Saweetie’s Woeful Sales Projections: ‘Someone Gotta Get Fired’

Hitmaka is the latest artist to weigh in on the reported low sales projections for Saweetie's latest EP, 'THE SINGLE LIFE,' which was released last week.

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Hovain Hylton, One Of Hip Hop's Most Beloved Managers, Has Died

Hovain Hylton, the beloved manager and music mogul, has passed away, his family have confirmed in a post on social media. A cause of death has not yet been revealed.

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French Montana: 'If Chinx Was Alive, He'd Be Top 5'

French Montana has shared some memories of his late friend and fellow Coke Boy rapper Chinx, and believes he would be a Top 5 MC if he was still alive today.

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DJ Drama: Mr. Thanksgiving Is Thankful For A Lot This Year

DJ Drama is having one hell of a 2022, and the Atlanta-based music mogul, who also goes by the name Mr. Thanksgiving, has shared what he's most thankful for.

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Killer Mike & El-P Offer Sneak Peek Of New Run The Jewels Nike Collab

Killer Mike and El-P have stepped up their kick game, giving fans a sneak peek at their latest Run The Jewels collaboration with Nike. 

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The Clipse Tease The Possibility Of A Reunion Album

The Clipse might not have put an album out in 13 years but they're also not shutting down the possibility of doing a reunion project.

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Atlanta Rapper J Money Shot & Robbed In Korean Prince’s Rolls-Royce

Atlanta rapper J Money has reportedly been shot and robbed of his jewelry while sitting in a Rolls-Royce belonging to a member of the Korean royal family.

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Mary J. Blige Proves She’s For The Kids With Her First Children’s Book, ‘Mary Can!

Mary J. Blige is taking her talents into the literary world, announcing the release of her very first children's book, 'Mary Can!'

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Ab-Soul Announces New Album ‘Herbert,’ Drops ‘Gang’Nem’ Video

The TDE rapper's first album in six years is right around the corner.

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Dame Dash On Kanye West’s Recent Behavior: ‘It’s Painful To Watch’

Dame Dash has once again weighed in on Kanye West's recent behavior which has led to the rapper and producer receiving a mountain of public backlash.

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Drake & 21 Savage’s ‘Her Loss’ Tops Billboard Chart With Mammoth First Week Numbers

Drake and 21 Savage's 'Her Loss' album has debuted in the top spot on this week's Billboard 200 chart thanks to some hefty sales figures.

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Cardi B Shares Moving Tribute To TakeOff: ‘I Am Heartbroken’

Cardi B has shared a moving tribute to TakeOff on the day of the late Migos rapper's funeral, calling the loss "a nightmare" and the pain "incomparable."

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Shyne Launches Howard University Scholarship Named After Diddy

Shyne has launched a new scholarship in the hopes that he can send a Belizean student to study in America — and it's named after his former label boss Diddy.

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Meek Mill Shares Teaser & Release Date For 'Flamerz 5' Mixtape

Meek Mill has revealed the release date for his upcoming 'Flamerz 5' mixtape — check out a teaser for the rapper's first project of 2022 here.

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Kid Cudi Can't Wait To Leave 'Madness' Of Album Making Behind Him

Kid Cudi has expressed that he's looking forward to the day he no longer has to deal with the "madness" that comes with creating an album.

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Nicki Minaj Salutes Foxy Brown For Being One Of Her Biggest Influences

Nicki Minaj has shown some love to fellow rapper Foxy Brown, who she considers to be one of the biggest influences on her rap style.

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Styles P & Jadakiss Announce ‘Masters Of The In & Out Flow’ Concert In New York

Styles P and Jadakiss want to end 2022 with a bang announcing a special pre-Christmas concert set to take place at New York's Irving Plaza.

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